Thursday, 21 September 2017

now TV, Huace Film & TV announce drama co-production

PCCW
Wednesday 20 March 13

now TV, Hong Kong’s largest quadruple-play pay-TV provider, and Huace Film & TV, one of the largest listed media companies in the Mainland, announce today an agreement to co-produce TV drama Empress Wei Zifu. This collaboration signifies now TV’s first move into the TV drama market…

now TV, Hong Kong’s largest quadruple-play pay-TV provider, and Huace Film & TV, one of the largest listed media companies in the Mainland, announce today an agreement to co-produce TV drama Empress Wei Zifu. This collaboration signifies now TV’s first move into the TV drama market.

Empress Wei Zifu is a historical drama about the life of the titular empress who lived in the Han Dynasty. The filming of the drama will begin in May. Mr. Lau Gar-ho, PCCW’s General Manager of Production, and Ms. Mui Siu-ching, Assistant General Manager of Production, will be the producers. Huace Film & TV will be responsible for distribution in the Mainland, and it will collaborate with now TV on overseas distribution.

Ms. Janice Lee, PCCW’s Managing Director of TV & New Media, said, “The collaboration with Huace Film & TV represents another major milestone for now TV. Huace Film & TV is a leading media company in the Mainland with a comprehensive distribution network. We both are committed to providing high-quality TV dramas to viewers in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas. As now TV celebrates its 10th anniversary this year, and with more than 1.4 million downloads of our apps and recent overseas content distribution agreements, we will continue to work closely with Huace Film & TV to offer the best TV entertainment.”

Mr. Ho Lai-chuen, PCCW’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Production, said, “High-quality TV dramas are always in high demand. Lau Gar-ho and Mui Siu-ching, both veteran producers, have produced scores of well received TV drama series with high ratings in Hong Kong and the Mainland. They will lead our production team to satisfy the demand for top TV dramas of viewers in mainland China, Hong Kong and overseas.”

Ms. Zhao Yifang, Huace Film & TV’s General Manager, said, “We are excited to collaborate with now TV to bring the best content to viewers in Hong Kong and mainland China. We want to take this opportunity to introduce Huace Film & TV to Hong Kong and overseas audience, laying the foundation for our future business growth.”


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